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The far right end of Crow Hill is known as the Practice Face, because of its classic easier lines and easy TR/rappel anchors. Bring a couple 20-foot slings or some rope to build your TR anchor, or wait your turn and lead one of the easier lines on the cliff.
Follow the trail along the cliff bottom to the right side. The practice face is characterized by the elevated belay area and the lowest-angle rock on the cliff. Descent is by the trail (walk north, then down the hill) or by rappel (three sets of anchors, about 10 feet back from the cliff edge).
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Boardwalk 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Sidewinder 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
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Boardwalk 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a MA : Leominster Area : ... : Practice Face (right end)
This is a low angle crack that climbs like a juggy face and has plenty of ledges for resting and placing gear. Gaining the beginning of the crack is difficult for the grade. Many newer climbers skirt the difficulty to the right, then traverse left into the crack. Topping out this route can be tricky for new leaders, as the wall gets steeper at the very top, and run-off often makes it a little dirty up there....[more] Browse More Classics in MA